Sunday, July 31, 2011

Who am I

My name is Märt Ridala and this is my blog where I write about IT, innovation and management.

I have been working in the IT sector for more than 15 years in the biggest Estonian IT service providers MicroLink and Elion. Currently I work as the E-mail service development manager at TeliaSonera - the biggest telecom in the Nordics. I am also one of the co-founders and owners of www.recommy.com service.

During my career I have done the following interesting things:
- Develop the E-mail service of Elion and TeliaSonera
- Moderate the European Innovation Agencies IT analysis task force for TAFTIE

- Help to start the E-waybill system for the Estonian Forestry sector.
- Run the MicroLink Incubator open-innovation program
- Managed and merged a team of over 50 system administrators

- Helped to start the Estonian ICT democenter. I also occassionnaly host guests there.

- ...and also managed teams of different sizes, lead tens of projects, presented on seminars and written articles.
I have BA degree on computer sciences and MBA from Tallinn Technical University. I speak 5 languages: English, Russian, Swedish, Finnish and Estonian.

My contacts are:
mart.ridala@pilveraal.ee
Skype: mridala
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mridala
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/M%C3%A4rt/Ridala

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